Phil Olson

At Dartmouth, Phil Olson majored in mathematics, was All Ivy, All New England and All East in Track, and All Ivy in Football. After Dartmouth, Phil tried out for the Chicago Bears. After a "summer with the Bears" he went on to receive an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and pursued a business career while writing stage and screenplays. Phil has written three award-winning plays; "Crappie Talk," "A Nice Family Gathering" and "Don't Hug Me." All three plays were produced to critical acclaim in multiple cities. "Don't Hug Me," a musical comedy, won 4 Artistic Director Achievement Awards in Los Angeles including Best Original Musical and Best Author Original Play. "Don't Hug Me" is currently touring the country. He has also written several one-act plays that have been produced in Los Angeles and New York. He wrote and directed "The Al Oerter Comeback," a short film starring Al Oerter, the only four-time Olympic Gold Medal Discus Champion. The film was a Finalist in The Long Island Film Festival. As a script doctor, he's re-written three movies that were produced; "The Red Phone: Manhunt," "The Red Phone: Checkmate," and "Last Flight Out." He wrote for a television series, "Direct from Hollywood with Andreea Marin," for Romania One Television. Phil also wrote for "The Brini Maxwell Show" which was picked up by E! Television. He was hired to write, "Hooters: The Movie," based on the infamous restaurant chain. He recently sold his screenplay, "Reform School Girls," a comedy spoof of prison movies.

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Class: 
1979
Screenwriter
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